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What is Twail?


Makau W. Mutua


State University of New York at Buffalo Law School

2000

American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting, pp. 31-39, 2000

Abstract:     
The piece seeks to conceptualize the insurgent movement in international law known as Third World Approaches to International Law. Driven by scholars from the Third World, TWAIL rejects the traditional tenets and assumptions of traditional international law and argues for a re-imagination of the law of nations to purge it of racial and hegemonic precepts and biases to create a truly universal corpus that embraces inclusivity and empowerment. The movement turns away from the imperialist and colonialist foundation of international law. It argues that international law must be devoid of oppression, exploitation, and domination. The piece is among the first to attempt a fuller description of TWAIL.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 11

Keywords: Third World Approaches to International Law, hegemony, imperialism, Christianity, colonialism

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Date posted: January 11, 2010  

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Mutua, Makau W., What is Twail? (2000). American Society of International Law, Proceedings of the 94th Annual Meeting, pp. 31-39, 2000. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1533471

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Makau Mutua (Contact Author)
State University of New York at Buffalo Law School ( email )
319 O'Brian Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1100
United States

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